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5:05 PM ET, September 2, 2007

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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google and the wires torpedo newspapers  —  A fascinating announcement from Google about an arrangement with four of the world's major wire services that will see their content featured more prominently on Google News.  As far as I can tell, this deal has one major loser: namely …
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Google News Hosting Wire Service Stories Diminishes Value Of Duplicate Content  —  When each local newspaper was a self-contained, non-overlapping, monopoly distribution channel, the news wires made all of the sense in the world — why have each newspaper spend its own resources to cover the same national and international stories?
Reuters:
Google Shift on Handling of News  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 (Reuters) — Google is playing host to articles from four news agencies, including The Associated Press, the company said Friday, setting the stage for it to generate advertising revenue from Google News.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Are You Getting Quechup Spammed?  —  One controversial issue among social networks is how hard they should push for user acquisition.  Most social networks these days let you to import your email address book in some way (Twitter is the latest), but most make it clear if they're about to mail your contacts.
Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
Introducing the Google Phone  —  The Internet is buzzing about it, but only a privileged few know what it looks like, what it will do, or when it will hit the streets  —  Cambridge has a chocolate factory, and a Willy Wonka.  The chocolate factory is Google's local research lab …
Discussion: dslreports.com
Bloomberg:
NBC 'DISAPPOINTED' IN NOT NEGOTIATING NEW ITUNES PACT  —  We are also disappointed in not being able to successfully negotiate a new iTunes agreement with Apple.  We're hopeful that we can reach a resolution before the existing contract expires.  However, we felt it important to set the record straight.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Storm Worm Dwarfs World's Top Supercomputers  —  The network of compromised Microsoft Windows computers under the thumb of the criminals who control the Storm Worm has grown so huge that it now has more raw distributed computing power than all of the world's top supercomputers, security experts say.
NEWS.com.au:
Art of chatting face to face dying  —  Decrease Increase -  —  Submit comment:  —  THE introduction of e-mail, text messaging and iPods is causing a worldwide epidemic of shyness.  —  Psychologist, Harvard Business School researcher and etiquette columnist Robin Abrahams says societies have become filled with shrinking violets.
Discussion: Engadget and The Raw Feed
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Multi-Day Paypal Subscription Outage  —  PayPal users are reporting the widespread failure of the PayPal subscription service.  —  According to user reports, the subscription service stopped working August 30 and remains down.  PayPal subscription payments are used widely by service providers …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and CostPerNews
Om Malik / GigaOM:
A Man & His 100 Mbps Fiber Connected Life  —  Swedish grannies are connecting to the net at 40 gigabits per second life; 100 megabit per seconds are becoming common place in Japan and Korea; and even French are dreaming of an ultra-fast fiber future.  And yet, in the US we are all stuck in the slow lane …
Discussion: dslreports.com and Verizon
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Nippon Airways working on wireless flight check-in  —  This could do wonders to reduce those aggravating waits at the airport.  Japanese airline Nippon Airways has announced that they will be allowing travelers to check in by way of a wireless microchip beginning next month.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Will O'Brien / Hack a Day:
nsa@home (diy shared fpga cracker)  —  [skylark] converted a pair of defective hdtv processing boards into his very own fpga sha-1 hash cracker.  after two months of evening work, he ended up with 15 virtex-ii pro fpgas and 5 spartan-ii fpgas to do his bidding.
Discussion: Light Blue Touchpaper
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Do the Mash (Even if You Don't Know All the Steps)  —  POP music has its mash-ups that combine tunes and vocals from different songs.  YouTube viewers do it, too, mixing together segments from various music videos.  —  Now mash-ups are poised to hit the mainstream, and to spread well beyond music.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Who Founded Facebook?  A New Claim Emerges  —  Mark Zuckerberg is considered the founder of Facebook, the popular social networking Web site estimated to be worth upward of $1 billion.  —  Three Harvard classmates, the founders of ConnectU, have long claimed that Mr. Zuckerberg stole the idea from them …
 
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Tom Corelis / DailyTech:
Death of a Streamcaster: Web Radio Prepares for the Worst
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Bloglines vs Google Reader - Who's Really Winning?
Discussion: Telegraph Blogs
Linda A. Epstein / Tablet PC 2:
A First Look at the Fujitsu Lifebook T2010 Tablet PC
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Microsoft Allegedly Bullies and Bribes to Make Office an International Standard
Dale Dougherty / O'Reilly Radar:
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
How Long Before You Purge? Apparently Never for the Gap
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Hey, Who's He? With Gwyneth? The Google Guy
CNN:
Code to unlock iPhone cracked
Discussion: Engadget, Mobility Site and Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Update On Netscape.com: It's Done, Possibly Moving To WOW.com.